⌘ April 23, 2023

7 Things This Week [#91]

A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.


1️⃣ Defining clips in human history that are in the public domain, but not available in the public realm. License from organizations that own them, strung together into a short film, and released to the public. [▶️ Richard Misek // vimeo.com] (Via kottke.org)

2️⃣ Matt Birchler released an enlightening video showing off how ChatGPT helped him make improvement to his Quick Reviews web app code with ease just by asking natural language questions. [▶️ A Better Computer // youtube.com]

3️⃣ Matt also released version 2.0 of his handy Quick Reviews web app this week. It’s an easy-to-use tool to create, well, quick reviews of media that also look great! Version 2.0 brings an image export option, keyboard shortcuts, and more flexibility for getting poster images in. [🔗 Matt Birchler // birchtree.me]

4️⃣ Perhaps the best article I read all week. I kept wanting to quote the whole thing, so you might as well just go and read the entire piece about how even an investor in Snap thinks all social media is destined to fail. And why they think social media is anything but social these days. [🔗 Ellis Hamburger // theverge.com]

5️⃣ Congrats to BasicAppleGuy who just celebrated three years of running his (hugely inspirational) site. [🔗 basicappleguy.com]

6️⃣ The rule changes for Major League Baseball this season appear to already be making marked improvements to the game for both players and fans. [🔗 Matthew Cullen // newsletters.nytimes.com] (Via @matt@isfeeling.social)

7️⃣ Watching some do their thing really, really well is something that gives me the most joy in life. Their complete mastery — no matter the subject or skill, really — enthralls me. For example, this exquisitely intimate video of Ed Sheeran performing I Don’t Care, acoustic and solo, at Abbey Road in 2019. An instant classic. [▶️ Ed Sheeran // youtube.com]


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